The No. 10 Illinois Fighting Illini visit the Northwestern Wildcats, and the rivalry element of this top Big Ten matchup has bettors exploring the Illinois vs Northwestern odds, picks, and predictions.
This matchup is between the third and fourth-place teams in the Big Ten standings. With Illinois being one of several states with legalized online sports betting, plenty of college basketball fans will be placing their wagers on the top-rated sports betting apps.
Let’s look at our favorite Illinois vs Northwestern odds.
Illinois vs Northwestern Spread, Moneyline, Total
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Illinois vs Northwestern Betting Trends
- Illinois vs Northwestern ATS Records: Illinois 10-5-3, Northwestern 7-9-2
- Illinois vs Northwestern Over/Under Records: Illinois 11-7-0, Northwestern 10-7-1
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- Illinois, Northwestern odds to make the NCAA Final Four: Illinois , Northwestern
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Illinois vs Northwestern Player Props
Illinois vs Northwestern Points Odds
Terrence Shannon Jr. leads Illinois with 21.3 ppg. but he’s just returned from a month-long suspension with 16 points against Rutgers. Marcus Domask, the second-team leader in points per game, has stepped in as the top scorer in games. Coleman Hawkins, Justin Harmon, and Dain Dainja also had top games during Shannon’s absence.
Boo Buie has been the most consistent option for points for the Wildcats with 17.9 ppg. and nine games as the top scorer. Brooks Barnhizer, Ty Berry, and Nick Martinelli have also had big-scoring games this year. A name that could go under the radar is Ryan Langborg who is third in team points per game (11.4) but has only been the high scorer once this season.
Illinois vs Northwestern Assists Odds
Marcus Domask leads the Fighting Illini with 3.3 apg. but the senior forward has only been the top assist man in two games this season. If you’re looking to play for the Over, Coleman Hawkins and Ty Rodgers are other names to shop.
For Northwestern, Boo Buie is also the primary source of assists. Brooks Barnhizer and Ryan Langborg are next on the list of top assist men, and regardless of their averages, are capable of having a good night with 4 or 5 assists.
Illinois vs Northwestern Rebounds Odds
Quincy Guerrier (7.9 reb) is the main man for rebounds on Illinois and has posted a minimum of 10 on nights where he finishes as the team leader. Coleman Hawkins has also had good nights in front of the board. Ty Rodgers and Terrence Shannon Jr. are also capable of big nights in this category, but the former two are the men to shop when looking to play the Over.
Brooks Barnhizer (6.7 reb) leads the rebounding category for Northwestern. Ty Berry has stepped up in recent games and is also a player to keep in mind. Aside from those two, Boo Buie and Nick Martinelli are names to consider.
Illinois vs Northwestern Analysis and Prediction
Illinois won 96-66 over Northwestern when the two previously met on Jan. 2 in Champaign. Marcus Domask had a game-high 32 points and six assists on that night, and the Illini were without Terrence Shannon Jr. due to suspension.
Northwestern will have the advantage of playing on their home court in a rivalry game. Of the Wildcats’ five losses this season, only one has come as the home team in a 75-73 defeat to Chicago State on Dec. 14.
Both teams have lost two of their last five after their previous encounter. Illinois is in a bit better shape by arriving with a two-game win streak while Northwestern is coming from a 75-69 loss at Nebraska.
The Fighting Illini have enough players that can score and that depth should be more than enough to get the W.
Pick: Illinois -4 (-110 at time of publishing), Under 147 (-110 at time of publishing)
How to Watch Illinois vs Northwestern
- Date: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2023
- Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena (Evanston, Illinois)
- Network: Big Ten Network